Way past it at this point. But yes.
Following on from his amazing series last week, here are Halley Docherty’s latest collages for us – well known historical paintings of city scenes around the world. See more
I’ve seen PhD students with depression, sleep issues, eating disorders, and thoughts of suicide. Mental health in academia is an issue that needs to be addressed
I think one of the strongest things that has been impressed upon me in grad school is that if you are not miserable, you’re not doing it right. Having depression and anxiety and other mental health issues is the “right” way to be a grad student.
I have seen that mental health issues are common as well, but still taboo to discuss and accept. It’s not good and needs to change. I also feel that empathy and encouragement is sorely lacking in academia.
"The best piece of advice someone has ever given me was ‘do it scared.’ And no matter if you’re scared, just go ahead and do it anyway because you might as well do it scared, so it will get done and you will feel so much better if you step out of your comfort zone."
- Sherri Shepherd
So true. It’s what I do.
A young black girl decided to not bleach her skin after seeing the success of Lupita Nyong’o.
Lupita Nyong’o was inspired to be an actress after seeing Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg in The Color Purple.
Whoopi Goldberg realized she could BE an actress after seeing Nichelle Nichols in Star Trek
"do this experiment," they said. "it will be simple," they said.
THIS. All the time, this. This is in all of science. My common joke is that every PI says, “It’ll be easy. It should take you two weeks.” …. several months later…
When Strangers Click, a 2011 documentary about online dating.
It reminds me of that famous Margaret Atwood quote: “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” It also reminds me of something written by one of the mods of Sex Worker Problems: “Misandry irritates. Misogyny kills.”
I mean, it’s just true.
“Misandry irritates. Misogyny kills.”
That’s it. That’s it right there.
A Crazy Oculus Rift Hack Lets Men and Women Swap Bodies
The great promise of the Oculus Rift headset the chance to inhabit fantastic new worlds. A group of researchers in Barcelona are already using it for something even more radical: inhabiting new bodies. BeAnotherLab, an interdisciplinary group of students at the University Pompeu Fabra, in Barcelona, has relied on an early version of Oculus Rift as part of an on-going research project called “The Machine To Be Another.” The concept is just what the name suggests. An early experiment let participants experience the creative process through someone else’s eyes, in real time. The latest undertaking is even wackier. It lets men and women swap bodies. (Note: The video below contains nudity.) (via A Crazy Oculus Rift Hack Lets Men and Women Swap Bodies | Wired Design | Wired.com)